Offer: Australia £205 rtn economy, Business: Hawaii £1635, US E Coast £1136, W Coast BA £1462 & new BA Amex offer

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Qantas celebrate the start of their centenary year with 100 flights at £205 return

 

Over the next 100 hours from midday on 18 November, Qantas are releasing 100 Golden Tickets at £205 from London Heathrow to Sydney, Economy return. Each day they will be releasing 20 of these special tickets from midday. This is to celebrate the start of their centenary countdown year. 

Whilst I personally would have to be paid to sit for 22 hours in economy, hopefully, there will be some more adventurous readers that fancy a bargain. Yesterday the outbound dates were for Match 2020 and were only permitted on the QF1/2 so I would expect similar tight restrictions on today’s tickets. 

Qantas fly the A380 to Sydney from London and recently just achieved a non-stop flight from London to Sydney in 19 hours and 19 minutes to test the effect of ultra long haul on the human body. Qantas is hoping to start direct flights from London and New York to Sydney.

You can find the special page here.

 

USA business class return flights on BA/American or Skyteam from £1150

 

Dublin has always been a good place for cheap USA flights but it has gone a bit quiet in recent years. Some new deals have appeared that are good value, although you need to factor in the cost of getting there. This could be very cheap if you chose to use Avios to fly BA economy to Dublin starting from 8000 return. 

There are offers with Skyteam including Delta, KLM and Air France and can be booked through any of them.

The prices of these are:

  • Boston £1136
  • New York £1151
  • Hawaii £1635
  • Orlando £1191
  • Miami £1284
  • Las Vegas £1357
  • Phoenix £1428
  • Los Angeles £1424
  • San Francisco £1404
  • Portland £1494

The rules are:

  • Book by: 25 November 2019
  • Travel:
    • Permitted Mon through Thu.
    • Permitted 21 Dec 19 through 31 Mar 20 for each transatlantic
      sector.
  • Minimum stay: 7 nights
  • Maximum stay: 3 months
  • Transfers: 2 free in each direction
  • Stopovers: No
  • Refundable: No
  • Changeable: No

You can book direct with Delta, KLM and Air France or try Skyscanner for the cheapest online travel agents.

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The British Airways/American offers are from:

  • Los Angeles from £1462
  • Chicago £1368
  • Las Vegas £1372
  • Phoenix £1430
  • Seattle £1446
  • San Francisco £1446
  • Orlando £1208
  • Miami £1248
  • Hawaii £1715

Hawaii

The rules are:

  • Book by: 25 November 2019
  • Travel:
    • Permitted Mon through Thu.
    • Permitted 21 Dec 19 through 31 Mar 20 for each transatlantic
      sector.
  • Minimum stay: 7  nights
  • Maximum stay: 12 months
  • Transfers: 2 in each direction free
  • Stopovers: No
  • Refundable: No
  • Changeable: No

If you are planning more than six months in advance it is worth looking at the 6-month advance fares from London which are usually only slightly more. The tickets involve a stop, many of which come back to Heathrow.

You can book direct with BA here or try Skyscanner for the cheapest online travel agent.

 

British Airways American Express offer on BA spend

how to use ba amex 2-4-1 two for 1 voucher

If you have a BA Amex card you should check the offers page as a new offer appeared yesterday for 1000 bonus Avios when you spend £100 or more at British Airways. It doesn’t need to be flights – hotels or car hire etc would also qualify if it is via ba.com. You already get double Avios on BA spend on the BA Premium Amex, so if you spent £100 now you would earn 1300 Avios which is pretty good at 13 Avios per £1. The offer is valid until 17 December 2019 so I would not rush to buy anything right now as next week is Black Friday and Cyber Week. Being BA’s centenary year and with the pilots strike still not formally resolved, I would expect some good deals on the horizon. It is not entirely clear if the spend is cumulative but it seems to suggest it is. The Avios should deposit into the account within 5 days of the spend being met but it does warn they could take up to 90 days from 17 December so I would not rely on it for anything time-sensitive!

The offer is only available for the first 50,000 people to save it, so I would save it now rather than waiting to see what bargains turn up. The other clause to be aware of is that is only available for transactions in £ GBP.